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Old 21 September 2015, 09:29   #1
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Removing outboard bracket

Hi all,

I am thinking of removing the out board bracket for an aux from our boat, is this an easy job to do or is worth leaving it to someone that knows what they are doing?

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Old 21 September 2015, 10:13   #2
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depends what its on Ollie i had a quicksilver 500 and it was a pig just because the bolts were low down in the back storage compartment, on a rib its easy just might have a bit of trouble freeing the bolts/screws off.then make sure the holes are well sealed i put my bolts back in looks better IMO and if you change your mind.

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Good point, it's not a rib but I think the back bolts will run to the back locker, I like the idea of leaving the bolts in good thinking
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sometimes depending how tight they have been torqued up stainless bolts tend to bend the thread which means they are tight all the way off so if you have got them in a locker get a mate to give you hand bl--dy hard leaning into lockers upside down on your own best of luck.
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Plus, stainless on stainless threads tend to gall, which doesn't make them any easier to remove. If you do try, hit them with some penetrating oil and let them sit for a while before attempting.

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This is the back of it - it's coming out the water in about 3 weeks so will have a better look! Click image for larger version

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I would certainty put the bolts back but have a look at the plywood first by examining the holes if they are ok I wouldn't disturb the ply backer just replace bolts plenty of sikaflex in the holes and washers on the out side to increase the sealing area.

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